FedEx drivers “from across the south” were recruited to clean up hundreds of missing packages that were found dumped in an Alabama ravine on Wednesday.
Some 300 to 400 boxes of varying sizes were discovered on private property near Hayden, according to Facebook posts from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
They hadn’t been there for more than a day or two, Sheriff Mark Moon told the WBRC.
MPs secured the area and warned people not to go to the scene.
FedEx trucks arrived on Wednesday to load packages that were to be delivered by the company. All of the boxes were collected at 10:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, the WBRC reported.
Investigations into how the boxes ended up in the ravine are ongoing.
FedEx, in a statement to CBS 42, 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,” he continued. “In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are reviewing this situation and will take appropriate action.”
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