The body of 33-year-old Brandy Mosley is thought to have been found by a passerby three miles from the Crystal Beach shore in Galveston, Texas where Mosley was last seen. Mosley went missing around 1:30 p.m. on Monday after saving her son from being knocked over by a wave. Local authorities have provided more details on this tragedy.
According to reports, Mosley was watching her 4-year-old son play by the shore when she saw him lose his footing. She went in to grab him and hand him to another adult who was helping to get the rest of the children out of the water and to safety. By the time they turned around, Mosley had disappeared.
Major Douglas Hudson from the sheriff’s office stated, “We’re not sure if it was an undercurrent or riptide that grabbed hold of her or if she was knocked down by another wave […] We don’t have a witness, all we know is she went under and never resurfaced.”
The Coast Guard dispatched two helicopters and boats to search the area where the 33-year-old was last seen. They searched the surrounding area throughout the night and into the morning to no avail until the tragic discovery was announced.
The official identity of the body has yet to be determined. However, deputies have said that they have located a tattoo on the woman’s body that matches the style and location of the tattoo on the missing mother.
The official identity will be confirmed by the medical examiner’s office in the coming days. Deputies said Mosley is from the Palestine area in Anderson County, Texas. She was the owner of B’s Hive Spa and Salon.
According to her family members, Mosley is well acquainted with tragedy as her family has also had to cope with her sister’s murder two years ago. A gofundme campaign was set up by the community to help reduce the family’s financial burden. The campaign has exceeded its goal by double its intended amount.
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