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

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

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Between 300 and 400 FedEx packages were found Wednesday in a wooded ravine near the small town of Hayden in north-central Alabama. Blount County Sheriff’s Office Said on his Facebook page.

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


Photos posted to the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page showed workers retrieving packages on Thanksgiving Day that had been tossed down a wooded hill.

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The sheriff’s office is investigating why the packages were dumped in the ravine, but did not respond to a request for updates on Saturday.

Nearby resident Natasha Abney told Birmingham ABC affiliate station WBMA-TV that his neighbor found boxes on his property. “I mean it was just a river of boxes,” she said. “Some opened, some didn’t.”

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

“The safety 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 reviewing the situation and will take appropriate action.”

FedEx instructs customers with questions about their shipments to track them fedex website,

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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