Bode Miller Welcomes a Son 4 Months After Daughter's Tragic Death

Morgan Beck Miller gave birth to a baby boy on Friday

By Elyse Dupre Oct 08, 2018 11:41 AMTags
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Bode Miller and his wife Morgan Beck Miller welcomed a baby boy on Friday. According to People, the little bundle of joy was born Oct. 5 at 1:34 p.m. 

The happy news came about four months after the Olympic skier and pro volleyball player lost their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline, in a tragic drowning accident. Back in June, Captain Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority told E! News Morgan had been visiting a neighbor's house on Saturday, June 9 when she realized her daughter had gotten away for a short period of time. The mother headed to the backyard, where she found her daughter in the pool. Morgan pulled Emeline out of the water and 911 was immediately called. CPR was also administered. Paramedics took over the care upon arrival and applied advanced live-saving measures. Emeline was then transported to Mission Hospital in "grave condition," specifically full cardiac arrest. The child passed away on Sunday, June 10.

"We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday," the Olympian wrote on social media at the time. "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 every day. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time."

What Bode Miller and His Wife Learned From Their Baby Girl's Death

The Millers opened up about the drowning during a July interview with Today.

"I can attest from firsthand experience now that it's unbelievable quick and unbelievable sneaky," he said. "You'd think it'd be like some weird circumstance or some strange thing, and it's not. It just happens in the blink of an eye." 

According to the news outlet, the couple chose to speak out at the time to increase awareness about drowning and how it is a common cause of death among young children.

"And it is literally—a child under 30 pounds can drown in 30 seconds," Morgan said. "And I just keep counting to 30 in my head. That was all I needed." 

Issuing a safety warning to parents, she added, "And so it's one of those things where, as a parent now, when you go to someone else's house, survey the home to see if it's a safe place for your child to be."

Bode announced the couple were expecting another child in April. He is also the proud father to three other children.