Luzmila Garcia, center right, mother of missing Boston College student Franco Garcia, displays a placard of her son along with other family members at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir where Mass. state police are searching the water for him. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Luzmila Garcia, of Newton, Mass., center right, mother of missing Boston College student Franco Garcia, displays a placard of her son along with Franco’s aunt Carmen Espinoza, left, and his cousin Pablo Marchena, right, at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir where Mass. state police are searching the water for the missing student, in Boston, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Garcia, 21, has not been seen since early Wednesday at a bar popular with Boston College students near campus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne))

Bruce Springsteen tweets to help missing Boston student

Bruce Springsteen used his Twitter account to help find the missing Boston College student, whose disappearance has mobilized a community. 

Franco Garcia, 21, has been missing for over a week and his friends, neighbors and fellow students have taken to social media to assist in finding him.

One of their goals has been to tweet to celebrities in an effort to get them to spread news of the search to a larger network.

On Wednesday, their plan worked, as Bruce Springsteen tweeted from his official account:

His tweet included a link to a poster with more information on Garcia.

Springsteen’s son is a student at Boston College.

Previously, the community has used social media to coordinate search efforts and get the word out.

The account @FindFranco was started on Twitter with the bio, “Franco Garcia was last seen at Mary Ann’s Bar on 2/21. Help us spread the word and bring him home.” The hashtag #FindFranco has been used to pass around news of the search as well.

A Facebook group called, “Missing Since 2/21 – Franco Garcia,” has ballooned to more than 2,300 members. The messages include coordination efforts as well as prayers and well-wishing towards the family.

State Police divers searched the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, where Garcia’s cell phone signal was last recorded, for the third straight day — but with the same frustrating result.

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