Most parents would do whatever it takes to make sure their child is safe – even if it means giving their own life to save their child. Brandy Mosley, a mother from Palestine, Texas gave her life so her four-year-old son could live. Brandy and her sister and son were on vacation in Galveston, Texas.
They were all soaking in the sun and waves on Crystal Beach when Brandy’s son got knocked over into the water by an unexpected wave. The boy was having a hard time getting his footing but had floaties on and managed to make it back to shore.
Brandy grabbed him up out of the water and handed him to another adult nearby. When they turned back, Brandy was gone. No one is sure if it was a riptide or an undercurrent that swept Brandy away from the beach.
It could have been another unexpected wave. Major Douglas Hudson from the Galveston Sheriff’s Office said that there are no witnesses that saw Brandy disappear, all they know is that she never resurfaced.
Rescue teams including the Coast Guard, an H-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew, and a boat crew from U.S.C.G. Station Galveston searched for hours that evening.
Then the next morning a body matching Brandy’s description was seen two miles away from where she vanished.
There are no lifeguards on duty in the area where the family was, but there were red flags warning people about the dangerous conditions at the beach that day. Brandy was the owner of B’s Hive of Therapy Day Spa & Salon located in Palestine.
Source: Relay Hero