Treadmill Tragedy: Mike Tyson’s Daughter Taken off Life Support
Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter Exodus was taken off life support and pronounced dead on Tuesday. Exodus Tyson’s 7-year-old brother discovered her Monday hanging from a treadmill cable in the family’s home.
“Somehow she was playing on this treadmill, and there’s a cord that hangs under the console, it’s kind of a loop,” police Sergeant Andy 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 out of it.”
Exodus’s mother took her daughter out of the cable, called 911 and attempted to revive her.
“There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus,” the family said in a statement. “We ask you now to please respect our need at this difficult time for privacy to grieve and try to help each other heal.”
With the death of Exodus Tyson, attention should be given to the dangers of kids playing on home exercise equipment. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that about 8,700 children under age 5 years old are injured on exercise equipment including treadmills, each year.
This incident is a good reminder that there are hidden dangers in and around your home that you are likely overlook as a hazard to your kids.