Hundreds of FedEx packages discovered dumped on riverbank
‘We left your package… in the ravine’: Hundreds of FedEx packages are discovered dumped on the stream bank as the delivery company scrambles to pick them up and distribute them
- Blount County Sheriff’s Office Found Over 300 Boxes Left In A Ravine
- Alabama officers learned the missing packages were shipped via FedEx
- The delivery company rushed to the scene near Birmingham to pick up items and send them to their intended recipients
Alabama agents have been confused after finding hundreds of undelivered FedEx packages dumped in a ravine.
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the area where the packages were discovered Wednesday afternoon.
Pictures show various sized boxes scattered around the wooded area, believed to be on private property.
The sheriff’s office warned locals about the find on social media in case their package had not arrived.
Alabama’s Blount County Sheriff’s Office has found hundreds of undelivered FedEx packages dumped in a ravine on private land
“To everyone in West Blount County missing packages from FedEx. I currently have a deputy in a location where it looks like 300 to 400 boxes of various sizes have been thrown from a ravine,” they said.
“A FedEx area manager is on his way to the site of the disaster. Hopefully we’ll have some answers soon.’
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for dumping the packages and how long they had been there.
Couriers FedEx had trucks and drivers “from all over the south” on site last night to collect the abandoned packages “as soon as the sun comes up.” A deputy, meanwhile, kept watch to protect the packages from thieves.
“To everyone in West Blount County missing packages from FedEx. I currently have a deputy in a location where it looks like 300-400 boxes of various sizes have been thrown from a ravine,” they said.
Images show various sized boxes strewn around the wooded area, believed to be on private property
Local Natasha Abney said her neighbor found the boxes on his property and said some had fallen “up to 20 meters” into the ravine.
“Some broke open, some didn’t,” Abney said ABC news, adding that the ravine was a good distance from the road and ‘not where you can get to easily’.
After reporting the abandoned supplies to Blount County agents, Abney said people drove past her home to search for their missing packages.
“Anyone who had a package on that truck that was thrown off that hill has been wronged and it’s a very sad situation,” she added.
A FedEx spokesperson said: “The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are committed to handling our customers’ packages with the utmost care.
A FedEx spokesperson 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 measures to recover and transport the affected packages as quickly as possible. We are not only cooperating with the police, we are investigating this situation and will take appropriate measures.’
The mail from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office has caught the attention of several local residents, with many saying they had been waiting for a package.
Gaybriel Frazier commented, “I am a resident of that area and several packages are missing that were delivered by a fed ex.”
Rhonda Campbell added: ‘Since October 24, there has been a package in a truck in Bessemer. I wonder if it’s in West Blount now!’
Lynn Anne Castleberry said, ‘It’s safe to bet it affects well beyond Blount County! I’ve had two packages “in transit” through Bessemer for days.’