Hundreds of FedEx Packages Found in Alabama Ravine, Sheriff Says – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) — Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered Wednesday in a ravine in Blount County, Alabama, about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff’s office.

Delegates responded to a ravine on private property Wednesday afternoon, where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of various sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook.

“Hopefully we’ll have some answers soon,” the office said.

A FedEx area manager responded to the scene, the sheriff’s office said, and the company “sent multiple trucks and drivers from across the south” to begin loading the packages at dawn Thursday.

An update by the sheriff’s office Thursday morning said officials “made a dent” in the cleanup and recovery efforts.

In a statement to CNN, FedEx said that “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 transport the affected packages as soon as possible,” the statement said. “We are not only cooperating with law enforcement agencies, we are investigating this situation and will take appropriate action.”

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