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State Police Search Chestnut Hill Reservoir For Missing BC Student

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(Photo Credit: Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

(Photo Credit: Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

CHESTNUT HILL (CBS) — The State Police Underwater Recovery Unit joined the search for a missing Boston College student Tuesday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

Twenty-one-year-old Franco Garcia, a chemistry major, has not been seen since early Wednesday morning when he was out at Mary Ann’s bar in Cleveland Circle with friends.

The State Police boat started searching the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Monday around 10:30 a.m. using side-scan sonar. Divers also went in.  They wrapped up the water search just before 3 p.m.  They’re expected to go back in Tuesday.

bcstudentsearch State Police Search Chestnut Hill Reservoir For Missing BC Student

State Police leave the reservoir Tuesday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Ben Parker/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

A State Police helicopter conducted flyovers of the reservoir and surrounding area Sunday, but did not find anything of significance.

Family and friends say it is completely out of Garcia’s character to cut off contact. Since he disappeared, there’s been no activity from his cell phone or ATM card.

Garcia has brown hair, brown eyes and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing jeans and a white-and-blue striped shirt.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports

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