US Olympic skier Bode Miller is mourning the loss of his daughter, Emeline Grier Miller, who tragically died after she drowned in a swimming pool in the neighborhood of Coto de Caza, California, on Sunday.
Paramedics were called to the scene and performed CPR before she was rushed to a nearby hospital but the 19-month-old was unable to be be revived.
“We are beyond devastated,” Miller wrote in a heartbreaking post on his Instagram account.
“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.
Miller is America’s most successful olympic skier, having won six medals. He retired at the end of 2017.
He and wife, professional beach volleyball player Morgan Beck Miller, welcomed Emeline in November 2016. She was the couple’s second child together, they also share son, Nash Skan, 3, while Miller also has two children from previous relationships: son Samuel, 5, and daughter Neesyn, 10.
The US ski and snowboard team tweeted their condolences after hearing the news.
“It is with the utmost sadness that we learned today of the passing of @MillerBode’s daughter Emmy. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at U.S. Ski & Snowboard and across the whole snowsports world are with Bode, his wife Morgan and their family at this time.”
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