'We Are Devastated!' Olympian Bode Miller Announces The Death Of His 19-Month-Old Daughter Who Drowned In A Pool
In a truly tragic ordeal, Olympic Skier Bode Miller has announced the passing of his little daughter.
A devastating accident
A few hours ago, Bode Miller revealed that his youngest child, Emeline Grier Miller, passed away due to a drowning accident.
According to PEOPLE, little Emeline drowned in a pool at her neighborhood in California. The fire department revealed that the paramedics rushed to the scene upon hearing about the accident.
They performed CPR on Emeline, but unfortunately, she was not able to be resuscitated.
Emeline's death was confirmed by the Orange County Coroner's Office.
A heartbroken dad
On his Instagram page, Miller announced the sad news that his baby daughter was gone. "We are beyond devastated," he said in his post adding that his Emmy's love will never be forgotten.
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.
He also asked for some privacy, as the family dealt with this "painful time."
Tears for Emmy
Following the news of her death and the father's confirmation, many have taken to social media to offer condolences to the family.
That is tragic and horrible news, I wish him and his family the best. No one wants something like that to happen to their member of their family.— RSR Miami (@MiamiRsr) June 12, 2018
This is so very tragic. For any parent to loose their child the pain is so horrific but for the child to be that young I just can’t imagine. My God Bless you all and give you strength to deal with this. Prayers for all..😪😪🙏🏻🙏🏻— kay senn (@ksenn24) June 12, 2018
Absolutely heartbreaking. Prayers of comfort and peace for the family during this horrendously difficult time.— Nikki Mort (@NikkiMort) June 12, 2018
OMG! I'm so sorry & heartbroken to hear that! Nobody ought to experience losing a child! My deepest condolences to him & his family!— AquariusinAZ (@AquariusinAZ) June 12, 2018
This is truly an unimaginable loss for any parent. RIP, Emeline.