On-Foot Search for Missing Boston College Student Scheduled for this Afternoon

Three ambulances wait near Chestnut Hill Reservoir as divers search underwater.

The search for missing Boston College student Franco Garcia intensified today.

Garcia's family is asking today for help with an on-foot search. They will lead search teams for Franco. The Facebook Group for Missing Student: Franco Garcia has posted, asking everyone who can help to meet at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on the St. Thomas More street side.

The post says  at 3 p.m., they will divide up into teams to search the surrounding area.

Friends are Tweeting information about Garcia and updates from their search from the Twitter handle @FindFranco.

Also today, members of Garcia's family members are walking the sidewalks near the reservoir with signs taped to themselves with a picture of Franco and information about him.

Meantime, Massachusetts State Police have finished their search of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir with a sonar camera that scanned underwater.

That search turned up nothing.

The next step is for two divers to go in behind the boat; the water in the reservoir is 20-25 feet drrp. That search will continue for the next couple of hours, or until the sun starts to set. If necessary, they will return tomorrow to keep searching.

Anyone with information about Garcia, or who may have seen him, please add it in the comment section below.

Wendy Schapiro February 27, 2012 at 07:12 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with Franco's family. I can only imagine the fear and grief they are feeling right now.
Edwina Dayao-Yevoli February 28, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Being a mother myself, I feel your pain and anxiety. This is the time when it is best to hang on to your faith and plead for God's love and mercy. My nephew is a senior in BC. I will not go to sleep without praying fervently for Franco's safe return and for all of you, his family and friends, to have courage and not to give up. GOD BLESS.


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