Olympian’s 19-Month-Old Daughter Dies In Pool And Weeks Later His Wife Puts Warning On Instagram

by Amy Paige
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Bode Miller is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. He and his wife Morgan Beck, a professional volleyball player, got married in 2012.

Their son was born in 2015. Their daughter Emeline was born in 2016. And in April 2018, the couple announced they were expecting their third child.

But on June 10, 2018, a horrific tragedy devastated the Olympic community and beyond. The world-renowned athlete and his family were visiting their neighbor’s home in Orange County, California, when Emeline was found lifeless in the swimming pool. The frantic families tried reviving the 19-month-old girl, but she wasn’t breathing.

Emergency crews arrived to the home and performed CPR before rushing Emeline to the hospital, where she passed away.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. According to, 350 children under the age of 5 drown in pools each year nationwide — and the majority of these deaths occur in June, July, and August, most in backyard pools.

Five weeks since Emeline’s tragic death, her grieving mother Morgan has broken her silence with a powerful warning for parents and guardians everywhere.

“It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl,” she began her now-viral post on Instagram.

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