Phoenix police say they tried to save the life of Mike Tyson’s daughter
Police have provided fresh details on the tragic death of Boxing legend Mike Tyson’s daughter, Exodus.
They said they took over doing CPR from the child’s desperate mother before having the girl transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where she died Tuesday afternoon.
“On Monday, May 25, 2009 at 10:34 a.m., the Phoenix Police Department received an emergency call of a child not breathing at 6138 North 10th Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona,” said a full police statement which finally provided details of what happened.
“Phoenix police officers responded almost immediately to the scene,” police said. “A four year-old girl was found to be unresponsive and officers began CPR immediately.”
“Within minutes the Phoenix Fire Department responded and took over CPR and life saving actions while transporting the child to a local hospital.”
“As a matter of routine, Phoenix Police investigators are conducting an investigation into this incident. Initial information developed from officers, initial interviews and a preliminary examination of the scene indicate this was a tragic accident.
Police said the child lived at the home with her seven-year-old brother and their 34-year-old mom.
” While the mother was cleaning in the house, the 4 year-old child was playing by herself in a playroom. The mother sent the 7 year-old brother to find his sister; he found her in distress and got his mother.
“The mother found her daughter on a treadmill with her neck on what is described as a cable that was attached to the treadmill. The mother took her daughter off the cable, called 911, and began CPR.
“Police officers arrived moments later. The initial radio call was of a child having been electrocuted, but this was NOT the case.
“Investigators have confirmed that the father of these two children is Mike Tyson. He was out of town when notified and immediately returned to Phoenix. Our sympathies go out to the family during this difficult time.”