NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A young NYPD Explorer is being called a hero after he saved his own mother’s life.

Dramatic security video shows 18-year-old Ivan Gomez performing CPR on his mom after she suffered an asthma attack in their home.

At the same time, Gomez called 911 and within minutes paramedics arrived.

He says the training he received in the NYPD Explorers program was critical.

“I was so in the moment, I had no emotions until I got to the hospital and everything just hit me. Then one of the, I believe it was a paramedic or FDNY told me, ‘You saved your mom’s life,'” Gomez said.

Gomez’s mother says she’s very proud of her son.

She spent several days in the hospital but eventually recovered and is now home with her family.


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