Dive Team, Troopers Resume Reservoir Search for Missing BC Student

A State Police dive team and K-9 unit continued their search of Chestnut Hill today along with members of the State Police Special Emergency Response Team.

State Police dive crews are back at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this morning in search for evidence of . 

According to State Police Spokesman David Procopio, crews have been on scene since approximately 8 a.m. As of 9:45 a.m., one dive team had already completed a search of one section of the reservoir. 

Teams of divers stood on the shore of the reservoir this morning, waiting their turn to get in the water. Procopio said teams of two divers will rotate searching sections of the water. 

Garcia, 21, is a Boston College student and West Newton resident who has been missing for nearly a week. He was last seen at Mary Ann's bar in Brighton, just a short walk from the Reservoir. 

searching the water with both divers and a sonar device. The search turned up negative. 

Today, Procopio said the State Police air wing will be back with a helicopter searching the area. This is the third straight day the air wing has helped in the search. 

In addition, several troopers from the State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) are scanning the wooded area around the reservoir. Several Boston police officers and recruits from the Boston Police Academy have joined those troopers, Procopio said

A K-9 unit is also on scene searching the perimeter.

K-9 units also searched the area for roughly two hours Monday evening, Procopio said, and search results came up negative. 

. The group of roughly 40 volunteers split up into several search teams to scan the streets and wooded spots near Cleveland Circle. That search also turned up negative. 

A Facebook group has been created to post updates on the search for Garcia. Friends have also started a Twitter account (@FindFranco) that hopes to spread the word of Garcia's disappearance. 

Rachele Reis and Amelia Zani, two of Garcia's friends and classmates, are also asking anyone who may have taken photos at Mary Ann's Tuesday night -- regardless of whether they know if Garcia is in them -- to send them to findfrancobc@gmail.com. Photos will remain private unless Garcia is spotted. 


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