Former Olympic skier Bode Miller announced Monday that his 19-month-old daughter, Emmy, has died.
The gold medalist and his wife, professional beach volleyball player Morgan Beck Miller, released a statement on their social media accounts, telling their followers that the toddler died on Sunday.
The Orange County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death noting the child died Sunday evening.
“We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday,” the Millers’ statement read. “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 every day. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time.”
The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) told ABC News they responded to a call on Saturday at approximately 6:30 p.m. Beck Miller and the child were at a neighbor’s house when the 19-month old got away so they went looking for her, OCFA said.
Beck Miller found the baby in the pool, jumped in — she and others tried to resuscitate her while 911 was called, according to OCFA.
The paramedics arrived and the child was transported to Mission Hospital in grave condition, OCFA stated.
Miller, 40, and Beck Miller, 31, married in 2012 and welcomed their eldest, son Nash, in May 2015. Emeline, or Emmy, came along the next year.
Currently, the couple is expecting their third child, who’s due in October. Miller also has two other children from previous relationships.