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CONDOLENCES FOR BODE MILLER AFTER DEATH OF BABY DAUGHTER - Katie Bamber, Senior News Reporter
Tuesday June 12, 2018 - Email this article to a friend

911 call released of the swimming pool accident that took the life of 19-month old daughter of US Olympic gold medallist Bode Miller. UPDATED




Bode's youngest child, Emeline Miller, died in hospital on Sunday evening, 10th June after falling into a swimming pool.

The incident happened on Saturday when he and his wife were at a party at a neighbour's house in Cota de Caza, Orange County in California.

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) told ABC NEWS that they responded to an emergency call at around 6.30 pm.

Morgan Beck, Bode's wife and the mother of Emeline, found the baby in the pool and jumped in to rescue her, it was reported.

The 911 call made at the time of the accident has been released by authorities.

The female caller said on the call that they did not how how long she had been in the water but that the toddler was not breathing and had no pulse.

"Are you doing CPR or do you need me to coach you through it?" the male dispatcher asked.

"Coach me please."

"Come on, Emmy... Come on, baby girl," the same woman is heard saying as paramedics are confirmed to be on the way.

"There was nobody in the backyard, and unfortunately the little girl found a way into the backyard and the mom did everything she could," said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority.

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Bode wrote on his Instagram account Monday:

"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."

On Tuesday morning the couple shared a post on each of their Instagram accounts, thanking people for their support:

Thank you for all the love and support and to our midwives @lindseymeehleis and @courtneykellis for helping us find the support our family needs during this impossible time

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The ski community shares its condolences:

Fellow Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn wrote on Twitter:

Devastating news. My deepest condolences to you and your family.


Two-time Olympic gold medallist Mikale Shiffrin has also tweeted:

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The US team tweeted the above, while fans and well wishers also take to Twitter and social media to express sympathy.

Bode and his wife Morgan, a pro beach volleyball player, have a son, Edward, born in 2015, and the couple are expecting another child.

The skier also has two children from a previous relationship.

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Orange County is one of the leading counties in the nation for drowning, Buzzfeed news reports.

"In 2017, there were 98 drowning incidents, with 42 of them being fatal," the news outlet states.

"These types of calls are always tragic for everybody: the family, the neighbors, the community, the firefighters and paramedics that responded," OCFA Captain Steve Concialdi told BuzzFeed News.

"Our hearts break for this family, for the neighbors, and for the community."


40-year-old Bode Miller is America's most decorated male skier.

He has six Olympic medals (one gold) and 33 World Cup wins.

During the 2018 Pyeongchang Games Bode commentated as part of the NBC coverage team.

An investigation is underway.

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