Sheriff says hundreds of FedEx packages were thrown into a ravine in Alabama
Delegates responded Wednesday afternoon at a privately owned ravine where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of all sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said. said in a statement on Facebook.
“Hopefully we will have an answer soon,” the office said.
The sheriff’s office said a FedEx area manager responded to the scene, and the company “sends out multiple trucks and drivers from across the south” who were preparing to begin loading the goods in. at sunrise on Thursday.
An update by the sheriff’s office Thursday morning said officials were “making a turning point” in cleanup and recovery efforts.
In a statement to CNN, FedEx said “the security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority, and we are committed to handling our customers’ packages with the utmost care.”
“We are taking steps to recover and ship the affected packages as quickly as possible,” the statement said. “In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are conducting a review of the situation and will take appropriate action.”