Crews find body of mother who drowned saving 4-year-old son near Crystal Beach, deputies say

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — The search ended Tuesday for a woman reported missing near Crystal Beach after the mother went into the water to help her 4-year-old son, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

The United States Coast Guard said Brandy Mosley, 33, was last seen going into the water Monday around 2 p.m. to assist her child, who was having difficultly swimming. Investigators said the child made it to shore, but his mother didn't resurface.

Investigators confirmed Mosley's body was found near the shoreline about a mile away from where she was last seen.

The Bolivar Police Department and Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department aided in the search as the Galveston Coast Guard set out to find her. Search teams also had assistance from an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin.

The mother was wearing a grey shirt and maroon shorts, police said.

The owner of B's Hive of Therapy Day Spa & Salon in Palestine, Texas, Mosley is a beloved member of her community. On social media, family and friends encouraged others to pray that the missing mother is found. Naturally, the victim's family was frantic.

"My oldest sister brandy is lost in the ocean...the coast guards are looking for her...the tide took her out while [she] was saving her son," a woman claiming to be Mosley's sisters posted to Facebook. "Please every one pray she is found! And makes it through this!! PLEASE NO QUESTIONS OR INBOXES!!! I'm FRANTIC...SO RESPECT THAT."