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FedEx investigates hundreds of packages dumped in Alabama ravine


Some FedEx packages in Alabama will not be delivered on time at all.

Some 300 to 400 FedEx packages were found Wednesday in a wooded ravine near the small town of Hayden in central north Alabama, Blount . County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page.

Police Chief Mark Moon said Related press. FedEx sent several trucks and drivers from across the South to pick up the packages, he said.

Photos posted on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page show Thanksgiving Day officers retrieving packages that had been thrown toward the bottom of a wooded hillside.

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

Nearby resident Natasha Abney told affiliated station Birmingham ABC WBMA-TV that her neighbor found boxes in his property. “I mean it’s just a box river,” she said. “Some are open, some are not.”

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

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

FedEx directs customers with questions about their shipments to track FedEx website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Follow Mike Snider on Twitter: @mikesnider.





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