CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A woman who passed away after being pulled from the water near Bob Hall Pier on the Fourth of July has been identified as 34-year-old Myshia Neely, a mother from Kansas City, Missouri.
A family member said Neely and her 16-year-old son were both overcome by the strong current. The two were in town visiting for the holiday with other family members.
It was just before 6 p.m. Tuesday when Neely and her son were found in the surf. Emergency crews rushed them to Bay Area Hospital where Neely passed away. Her son was released from the hospital Tuesday.
Darick Neely, the victim's cousin, told 3News by phone that the family is still in shock.
"She's a loving, funny, fun person to be around. Caring. She really cared a lot about her two kids," Darick said. "I think the way we are going to remember her is through all of the good time times we have had, and just memories."
Neely also leaves behind a six-year-old daughter and common law husband.
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