The 19-month-old daughter of Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday.
Emeline Miller died Sunday at an Orange County hospital, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident.
“We are beyond devastated,” Miller said in an Instagram post Monday. “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.”
He continued on to request privacy for the family during this painful time.
Emeline was the youngest of Miller’s four children. He and his wife, professional beach volleyball player Morgan Back Miller, had two children together and are expecting another this fall.
Miller won six Olympic medals across five winter Olympics. The most decorated American Olympic skier in history, Miller retired before the 2018 PyeongChang Games.