We heard the devastating news this morning on the Today show of another celebrity tragedy. On Saturday evening, 6/10/2018, the chubby cheek, blue-eyed, blonde baby girl [Emeline] of Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife [Morgan] fell into a neighbor’s swimming pool. The toddler died after many attempts by EMS and Orange County hospital officials to revive her. The accident happened in the Vallejo Valley of Southern California where the family was attending a party.
“We are beyond devastated,” Miller said in an Instagram post that showed several photos of the toddler.
In a video, Emmy, as she was known, was being kissed on the check by her mother, Morgan, a professional beach volleyball player, as she repeatedly said, “Hi Dada.”
One photo showed her covered in suds in a tub and another showed her smiling as she pushed two baby dolls in a pink stroller on a street with large homes in the background.
“Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this,” Miller said in the post. “Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to its fullest every day.”
The death was under investigation, Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun said.
Paramedics were called to a home in the upscale enclave of Coto de Caza just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, said Capt. Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority.
“They tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the girl and rushed her to an emergency room,” Bommarito said.
“They had no pulses the whole way,” Bommarito said.
Miller, 40, is the most decorated male U.S. skier with 33 World Cup wins, two overall titles, four world championships and six Olympic medals, including gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games in the super combined. At the 2014 Sochi games, he was the oldest alpine skier — at age 36 — to win a medal.