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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman jumped from The Peabody Wednesday evening, MPD confirmed. Witnesses says she landed on the wooden planks connecting a horse to its carriage, which was on the hotel’s Union Avenue side. Memphis police confirmed she later died at the hospital. “All I saw was a larger-size woman and she was on the ground, and she landed on a horse,” Ahmad Aisha, a firefighter who saw the fall and jumped in to help, said. Aisha was joined by a local photographer who was driving by and also rushed over to help. A medical worker who later walked by helped as well. Union Avenue between Second and Third streets was closed for several hours. The horse was spooked, but otherwise appeared to be OK. There was no immediate information available from the Peabody Hotel on the incident. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression and needs immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or call (901) 274-7477 to reach the Memphis Crisis Center directly. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.