CPD officer honored for saving drowning boy in pool

CHICAGO -- An off-duty Chicago police officer is being hailed a hero for saving a boy who was drowning in a pool over the weekend.

Cindy Guerra was at a family graduation party in Orland Park on Saturday when a boy between, the ages of 10 - 12-years-old, was drowning on the bottom of a swimming pool.

She jumped in and quickly pulled him out and began administering CPR.

The boy was in full cardiac arrest.

"I really didn't have time to think, I just reacted. I have a son who's the same age.  He was just laying there in front of me. I just wanted to get him back," Guerra said.

Guerra was able to resuscitate him.  The boy was breathing and conscious when firefighters arrived.

The boy is doing well and will be released from the hospital today.