GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The search for a missing UF student will expand beyond Gainesville city limits Friday.
Christian Aguilar disappeared eight days ago. His friend Pedro Bravo told police they got into a fight outside a Gainesville business and Bravo left Aguilar injured on the side of the road last Thursday. Bravo is now behind bars for failing to call for medical help.
Meanwhile, 18 law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and U.S. Marshals, are helping with the search.
It's an effort that is giving Christian's family hope. The Aguilar's have been searching around the clock.
"We are not stopping until we find him that's just the mission - the goal," said his cousin Angel Valencia.
Last night, after search teams went home, they stayed awake handing out missing person flyers with Christian's picture, and braving rural areas that haven't been searched.
"I can't even imagine how afraid he is and our fear comes second to his, so if it means jumping into a bush, jumping into three feet of water, we are going to do it."
Volunteers are welcome to join the search effort Friday. Check-in is located at the Florida Farm Bureau, 5700 SW 34th Street. Volunteers will then be directed where to search.
The police command post has been moved to the Sante Fe College Institute of Public Safety on NE 39th Avenue due to an already scheduled event at the Alachua County Fairgrounds.
The search will resume at 9:30 a.m.