MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The 19-month-old daughter of Olympic skier Bode Miller has drowned in a pool.
Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun says Emeline Miller died Sunday at a hospital. Braun says the death is under investigation.
Capt. Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority says paramedics were called to a house in the upscale enclave of Coto de Caza just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday and tried to resuscitate a 19-month-old drowning victim.
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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.
Bommarito says they were unable to revive her and she was later pronounced dead.
Miller announced his daughter’s passing on Instagram, saying his family is “beyond devastated.”
“Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this,” Miller wrote. “Our little girl loved life and lived it to it’s fullest everyday.”
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team tweeted its condolences to Miller and his family.
Miller is the most decorated male U.S. skier, with multiple World Cup wins. He won one gold, three silver and two bronze medals over three Olympic games.
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