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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 am

In the news

Olympic skier's daughter drowns

LOS ANGELES – A woman frantically asks an emergency dispatcher to coach her on how to perform CPR during a 911 call as she and others desperately struggle in vain to save the life of Olympic skier Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter after the toddler fell into a backyard swimming pool.

Asked what the emergency is, she tells him a 19-month-old girl fell into a backyard pool, is not breathing and has no pulse.

“Are you doing CPR or do you need me to coach you through it?,” he asks.

“Coach me through it, please,” she replies.

Neither her voice nor others heard on the call are identified.

“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 as he asks where the ambulance is.

“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,” he says shortly before sirens are heard.

Paramedics continued to try to revive the girl as they rushed her to the hospital, said Capt. Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority.

– Associated Press