Bode Miller’s wife has opened up about her heartbreak after their little girl drowned in a neighbor’s pool last month.
‘It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl,’ Morgan Beck wrote on Instagram, over an adorable picture of 19-month old Emeline Grier Miller.
‘I pray to God no other parent feels this pain.’
Beck, a professional beach volleyball player and model, had taken her daughter to a neighbor’s home on June 9 when the toddler wandered off.
Bode Miller’s wife has opened up about her heartbreak after their little girl drowned in a neighbor’s pool last month
‘It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl,’ Morgan Beck wrote on Instagram, over an adorable picture of 19-month old Emeline Grier Miller
When her mom went to look for her, a few minutes later, she found Emeline’s body in the pool. Beck immediately jumped in to get the girl, and once she was back on dry land multiple people tried to resuscitate her with no luck.
Beck is now urging other parents to beware of the dangers of drowning after the death of her little girl.
‘Drowning is the NUMBER ONE cause of death in children ages 1-4,’ she wrote. ‘We talk about vaccinations, car seats, organic foods, screen time, etc at length…but not the number one risk your childrens’ lives face…a silent killer.
‘It takes SECONDS,’ she added.
Her husband, American former World Cup alpine ski racer Miller, said ‘we are beyond devastated’ by the loss of their daughter.
Beck is now urging other parents to beware of the dangers of drowning after the death of her little girl (Beck with her husband Miller and his four children)
Home: Paramedics arrived on the scene five minutes after a 911 call was placed and said they were never able to get a pulse as they rushed the girl to a nearby hospital (Miller’s home circled in red on left, scene of the drowning on right)
‘Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this,’ said Miller on social media. ‘Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten.’
Miller, who has three older children, also asked for privacy for the family in his Instagram post.
The couple live in a $1.825 million home that the couple purchased back in September of 2016, and which has a large pool in the backyard like every other house on the block.
DailyMail.com has obtained the 911 call that was placed after Emerline was found in the pool. A panicked woman was heard to scream ‘hurry’ to the dispatcher before giving her address in California.
A group of three to four people could also be heard on the call in addition to the woman speaking directly to the operator, with one person noting that Emeline had been underwater for a ‘couple of minutes’ when they found her and another claiming they could feel a pulse after trying to resuscitate the toddler.
Tragedy: The 19-month-old daughter of Bode Miller was underwater for ‘a couple of minutes’ when she was discovered in a pool over the weekend (Emeline and her father above)
Bode and his wife, Morgan, were attending a neighbor’s party on Sunday when their 19-month-old daughter Emeline Grier Miller ended up in the pool
Miller took to Instagram to share a sweet snap of his daughter and wrote: ‘We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday’
Later in the call a woman and man can both be heard offering encouragement, saying ‘breathe baby girl,’ while later a concerned man shouts out: ‘Get a f***ing ambulance here.’
That same man also demands ‘oxygen machines’ during the call, and can be heard coaching others as they try to resuscitate the child, who it is noted ‘looks pale’ and is ‘stiff’ during the call.
A little over two minutes into the five minute call, Beck began the process of getting air into her daughter, shortly after multiple people note that a large amount of water is coming out of the girl.
The group was still working on Emeline when sirens could be heard in the background, signalling the arrival of the fire department.
Paramedics arrived at the home in the upscale Coto de Caza neighborhood at 6:28pm on Saturday, June 9, and tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the girl while rushing her to a nearby emergency room.
‘They had no pulses the whole way,’ stated Capt. Bommarito.
‘It didn’t end well.’
Emeline was rushed to nearby Mission Hospital before passing away on Sunday night.
The Orange County Fire Authority reported that 42 residents lost their lives in drowning accidents last year, and the number of incidents was more than double that figure.
Sharing thoughts: Both Miller (left) and Beck (right) paid tribute to their daughter on social media after her death
Miller has four children with three different women.
Nessyn is Miller’s daughter with Chanel Johnson while Samuel is his son with Sara McKenna.
Beck is the mother of both Nash and Emeline.
The couple were married in October 2012 but did not share their news until December of that year.
McKenna was pregnant with Samuel when the two wed, and the boy was born in February of the following year. Beck suggested at one point during this time that McKenna became pregnant with Miller’s son by ‘taking a condom out of the trash.’
McKenna and Miller were involved in litigation over custody of their young son since his birth, with the case only being settled at the end of last year, though details have not been made public.
Tthe boy’s legal name is Samuel Bode Miller-McKenna, though Miller calls him Nathaniel to honor his brother who died of a seizure at the age of 29 in 2013.
McKenna dismissed Beck’s claims about how she got pregnant, saying: ‘Sam was conceived the old fashioned while we were on vacation in Florida.
‘This Morgan thing has been getting a little out of control and downright scary and I would like it to stop.’
Miller and Beck met in 2012 just months after he began dating McKenna, and were married after a month-long engagement.
911 CALL AFTER BODE MILLER’S DAUGHTER IS FOUND IN POOL
‘Yes, hurry. HURRY,’ the woman shouts at the beginning of the call released Tuesday.
Asked by a male dispatcher what the emergency is, she tells him a 19-month-old girl fell into a backyard pool, is not breathing and has no pulse.
‘We don’t know,’ the woman, who sounds near tears, replies when asked how long the girl was in the water.
‘The water is pouring out,’ notes one bystander while the toddler is described as ‘stiff’ and ‘pale.’
‘Are you doing CPR or do you need me to coach you through it?,’ he asks.
‘Coach me through it, please,’ she replies.
‘I have a small pulse. I have a small pulse,’ a man says urgently at one point.
‘I need an oxygen machine here. Like now,’ he adds.
‘Ok. They’re coming as fast as they can,’ the dispatcher replies as he continues to give instructions.
‘Come on, Emmy. Come on baby girl,’ the woman pleads.
As the minutes tick off, the man swears: ‘Where is the f***ing ambulance.’
‘They’re on their way. They’ve been on their way for several minutes. Ok? They’re just about there, they’ right there on the street,’ says the dispatcher shortly before emergency sirens are heard.