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Searchers Yet To Find Jordan Hicken

Published: May 21, 2019 4:20 pm ET

Last Comment: May 25, 2019 6:38 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Twenty-two-year-old Standardbred racehorse owner/groom Jordan Hicken went overboard while fishing off of Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, May 21. Intensive searches of the waters and shore have taken place since the incident, but have yet to locate him.

According to multiple reports, Hicken, a resident of Lower Montague who has fished for six or seven years, went overboard early Tuesday morning near Naufrage. Halifax’s Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre received a transfer call via 911 P.E.I. at roughly 5:26 a.m. which stated that a man had gone overboard in the area of Naufrage.

Hicken was the subject of an intensive search and rescue operation that took place all day on Tuesday and was later called off as nightfall fell. It has been estimated that roughly 60 vessels – including those of fishermen, firefighters, police and the Canadian Coast Guard – had been searching for Hicken on Tuesday. After the Tuesday search, Halifax's Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre declared Hicken a missing person and handed the case over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The CBC has reported that Jordan was fishing with his father, Standardbred horseman Trevor Hicken, at the time he went overboard. Multiple media outlets have received confirmation that several of Jordan’s personal items that had blown overboard were found in the water during the Tuesday search.

A follow-up story by the CBC explains that waters were too rough to search on Wednesday (May 22), although shoreline searches did take place. Local fishermen, including Hicken's father and other family members, were back on the water searching Thursday and are expected to continue the search either on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Trot Insider will update this story with more information when it is known.

Please join Standardbred Canada in keeping Jordan Hicken’s family and friends in your thoughts at this time.


An image of Jordan Hicken, which is displayed on his Facebook page.

(With files from The Guardian, The Canadian Press and the CBC)

May 25, 2019 - 6:38 pmAll too familiar with the

Diana Ball SAID...

All too familiar with the waters on the West Coast. No words can express my sympathy.

May 21, 2019 - 7:12 pmBest wishes. Stay STRONG!

Craig Conley SAID...

Best wishes. Stay STRONG! Your family are in my thoughts, and prayers!


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