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Mike Tyson Daughter Exodus Dies After Freak Accident UPDATED

First Posted: 06/25/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:25 PM ET

***UPDATE*** Mike Tyson's daughter Exodus has died after being taken off life support. More details here.

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FROM AP:

Boxer Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter is on life support after she was found with her neck on a treadmill cable Monday, police said.


The girl's 7-year-old brother found her on a treadmill with her neck on a cable attached to the exercise machine at their Phoenix home, police Sgt. Andy Hill said, calling it a "tragic accident."

The boy told the girl's mother, who was in another room. She 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 was in "extremely critical condition" and on life support, 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," 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."

Hill said former heavyweight champion Tyson had been in Las Vegas but flew to Phoenix immediately after learning of the accident. Police didn't release the girl's name.

Tyson could not immediately be reached for comment. Calls to three of his representatives were either not returned or not answered.

Hill said everything in the investigation pointed to an accident. "There's nothing in the investigation that revealed anything suspicious," he said.

He added that responding to calls involving children is an officer's most difficult duty.

"Those are the things that stay with you in your career," he said. "We always hope for a miracle -- not to have the worst happen to a child."

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TMZ reports that Tyson's young daughter Exodus is on life support after she was found hanging by a cord.

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Fox's Phoenix affiliate confirms that Mike Tyson's four-year-old daughter Exodus is in critical condition at St. Joe's Hospital after she was found hanging by a cord. Her seven-year-old brother alerted their mother after finding her in distress and Exodus was rushed to the hospital.

Read more details from Fox here, and watch their video report below.

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ESPN, citing media accounts from Phoenix, reports that Mike Tyson's young daughter Exodus is in critical condition after accidentally hanging herself. ESPN quotes a police officer, in remarks to a radio station, saying that the young girl had been watching television with her room in a brother with exercise equipment and somehow ended up choking herself. The girl's mother administered CPR before the paramedics got there.

Tyson was not thought to have been at home at the time and was rushed to hospital after the incident.


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Filed by Nick Graham  |