The infant daughter of former Olympian Bode Miller has died in a tragic pool accident, reports DailyMail. Emeline Grier Miller drowned in the swimming pool of a neighbor’s home in Orange County, California on June 10, 2018.
Bode and his wife, Morgan Beck, who is currently pregnant, were at a neighbor’s party when their 19-month-old daughter ended up in the pool. Paramedics were rushed to the scene and performed CPR before transporting Emeline to a nearby hospital where she was unable to be resuscitated.
The Orange County Coroner’s Office confirmed Emeline’s death though they have not yet released the official cause.
In an Instagram post of Emeline, Body Miller writes, “We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this. Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to it’s fullest everyday. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time.”
Emeline was the youngest of the 40-year-old former Olympian skier’s four children. Her mother is Miller’s wife, Morgan Beck, 31, who plays professional volleyball. Beck and Miller have one other child together, Edward, who’s three years old.
Many fans and well-wishers have taken to Twitter to pay their condolences to the family, including fellow Olympic skiers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso.
Devastating news. My deepest condolences to you and your family @MillerBode 🙏🏻
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) June 11, 2018
— Julia Mancuso (@JuliaMancuso) June 12, 2018
Miller is a six-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes), winning gold in the super combined at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. He last competed at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. He retired in 2017 and attended the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games as a commentator.
Update: 911 Call
Bode Miller’s 911 call has been released. Warning: Video is emotionally distressing.