Iron Mike Tyson's daughter 4 years old is on life support after getting tangled somehow in a cord of a walking machine Retired boxer Mike Tyson's daughter on life support
May 26, 2009 12:00am
FORMER heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter is on life support after she was found with her neck on a treadmill cable.
Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Hill said the "tragic accident" happened at a Phoenix home when the girl's 7-year-old brother found her on a treadmill with her neck on a cable attached to the exercise machine early this morning.
The boy told the girl's mother, who had been cleaning in a separate room.
The mother took the girl off the cable, called 911 and tried to revive her.
Responding officers and firefighters performed CPR on the girl as they rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she is now in "extremely critical condition" and on life support, Sgt Hill said.
"Somehow she was playing on this treadmill, and there's a cord that hangs under the console - it's kind of a loop," Sgt Hill said.
"Either she slipped or put her head in the loop, but it acted like a noose, and she was obviously unable to get herself off of it."
Sgt Hill said Tyson was in Las Vegas when the accident occurred but flew to Phoenix immediately after learning of the accident.
Tyson could not immediately be reached for comment. Calls to three of his representatives were either not returned or went unanswered.
Sgt Hill said everything in the investigation pointed to the incident being an accident.