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US: FedEx kerfuffle: Investigation continues into hundreds of packages dumped in Alabama ravine

Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says

  Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, some 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff's office.Deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a ravine on private property, where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of assorted sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine, the Blount County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Facebook.

Hundreds of FedEx boxes were found near a ravine in Hayden, Alabama, in the state’s Blount County.Between 300-400 boxes of different sizes were found in the area looking as though they had been “thrown off a ravine”, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office reported.The sheriff said FedEx had sent trucks to collect the packages. Credit: Natasha Marie Abney via Storyful © STRF

Hundreds of FedEx boxes were found near a ravine in Hayden, Alabama, in the state’s Blount County.

Between 300-400 boxes of different sizes were found in the area looking as though they had been “thrown off a ravine”, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The sheriff said FedEx had sent trucks to collect the packages. Credit: Natasha Marie Abney via Storyful

Some FedEx packages in Alabama will absolutely, positively not be delivered on time.

Between 300 and 400 FedEx packages were found Wednesday in a wooded ravine near the small town of Hayden in northcentral Alabama, the Blount County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page.

Sheriff investigating after hundreds of FedEx packages found in Alabama woods

  Sheriff investigating after hundreds of FedEx packages found in Alabama woods An Alabama sheriff's office is investigating how hundreds of FedEx packages ended up in a ravine in the woods. "I currently have a deputy on a location where it appears 300-400 boxes of assorted sizes have been thrown off a ravine," the Blount County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) said in a statement on Wednesday. "An area manager from FedEx is en route to the scene. Hopefully we will have some answers soon."Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon told CBS News that deputies were sent to the scene to guard the area before FedEx workers arrive to pick up the missing packages, saying the delivery company had sent multiple drivers and trucks.

Deputies guarded the packages at the scene, which is about 30 miles north of Birmingham, until FedEx workers arrived to pick up the packages, Sheriff Mark Moon told The Associated Press. FedEx sent several trucks and drivers from across the South to retrieve the packages, he said.

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Photos posted on the sheriff’s office's Facebook page showed workers on Thanksgiving Day retrieving packages that had been tossed towards the bottom of a wooded hillside.

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The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate why the packages were tossed into the ravine, but did not respond to a request for an update Saturday.

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Nearby resident Natasha Abney told Birmingham ABC affiliate station WBMA-TV that her neighbor found the boxes on his property. “I mean it was just a river of boxes,” she said. “Some busted open, some not.”

In addition to recovering and delivering the packages, FedEx is working with law enforcement on the investigation, the company said in a statement.

“The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers’ packages with the utmost care,” FedEx said in a statement Friday. "We are conducting a review of this situation and will take the appropriate action.”

FedEx did not provide an update on the situation Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: FedEx kerfuffle: Investigation continues into hundreds of packages dumped in Alabama ravine

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