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Police: Mike Tyson's daughter on life support

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

PHOENIX (AP) - Police in Phoenix say boxer Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter is on life support after she was found with her neck on a treadmill cable.

Police Sgt. Andy Hill said the "tragic accident" happened Monday morning at Tyson's 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.

The boy told the girl's mother from another room. She took the girl off the cable, called 911 and tried to revive her.

Hill said the girl is now in "extremely critical condition" and on life support. "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 Mike Tyson was out of town but returned to Phoenix immediately after learning of the accident.

Calls to Tyson's representatives were either not returned or not answered.

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