The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning found a body authorities believe is a 33-year-old woman who went missing Monday after swimming out into the Gulf to rescue her son.

The sheriff’s office and U.S. Coast Guard began a search for Brandy Mosley on Monday afternoon after she was reported missing. Mosley had gone into the water to help her 4-year-old son who was struggling to swim, the sheriff’s office said. The boy made it to the shore, but Mosley did not.

At about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office found a woman’s body near the water’s edge near Gulf Port Village subdivision in Crystal Beach, about 2 miles from where Mosley went missing on Holiday Beach, authorities said.

Authorities have not yet identified the body, but she has a tattoo matching the description of Mosley’s tattoo, the sheriff’s office said.

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