An Olympic gold medal skier has mourned the loss of his 19-month old daughter after a tragic pool accident.
Bode Miller and his wife, professional beach volleyball star Beck Miller, were at a party at a friend’s house when their baby daughter fell into the pool, according to TMZ.
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) June 12, 2018
It is with the utmost sadness that we learned today of the passing of @MillerBode's daughter Emmy. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at U.S. Ski & Snowboard and across the whole snowsports world are with Bode, his wife Morgan and their family at this time.
— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) June 12, 2018
Paramedics reported rushed to the property in Orange County, California, but were unable to revive her.
The cause of her death is not yet official.
Both parents took to social media to share the same message, expressing sorrow and disbelief at their loss.
“We are beyond devastated,” the statement on Instagram reads.
“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 its fullest everyday.”
Bode Miller officially retired from ski racing in 2017, after becoming one of the greatest racers of all time.
He won six medals in the Winter Olympics throughout his career, the most of any US skier.
Miller has recently been spending his time investing in horse racing.
Meanwhile, Beck Miller is a professional beach volleyball star and model.
She plays for the USA volleyball team.