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Hundreds Of FedEx Packages Found Dumped In Ravine

Jake Massey

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Hundreds Of FedEx Packages Found Dumped In Ravine

Hundreds of FedEx packages have been discovered dumped in a ravine in the US.

The huge pile of boxes was spotted by residents in Blount County, Alabama, on Wednesday (24 November) afternoon and police subsequently attended the scene.

Hundreds of packages were discovered in the ravine. Credit: SWNS
Hundreds of packages were discovered in the ravine. Credit: SWNS

That evening, FedEx sent drivers to the area to fish out the packages to be redelivered to their intended recipients, while protected by a sheriff's deputy.

Natasha Abney, who lives further down the street, was alerted to the boxes by a neighbour.

The 41-year-old said: "I got back there, I’m thinking it would be a few packages, but when I looked up I was like ‘Oh my'.

"I know for even pre-Covid a lot of people have been complaining about FedEx, it’s not just our area. Not delivering but marking stuff delivered, stuff getting delayed."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

She added that she’s seen people searching for their missing deliveries down the ravine, despite police warnings, and it has caused a traffic problem on the dead-end street.

Law firm worker Natasha said: "It's not built for a bunch of traffic, and it's dangerous if you fall or hurt yourself or get bit by a snake.

"It’s sad, the situation we’re in right now everybody's struggling, people out of work. There’s probably a lot of holiday packages.

Natasha was saddened by the discovery. Credit: SWNS
Natasha was saddened by the discovery. Credit: SWNS

She continued: "For somebody to do that - why? It would've probably taken less energy to actually deliver the packages.

"It’s sad, every person that one of those packages is addressed to is a victim."

Police provided an update yesterday (Thursday 25 November) stating that they were 'making a dent' retrieving the parcels from the ravine.

In a statement, a FedEx spokesperson told LADbible: "The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers’ packages with the utmost care.

"We are taking steps to recover and transport the affected packages as quickly as possible.

"In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are conducting a review of this situation and will take the appropriate action."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: News, US News

Jake Massey
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