Portsmouth Teen Saves Bosses Life

Portsmouth Teen Saves Bosses Life
May 5, 2024

A Portsmouth teen was recently honored with both a Mayor’s Award and an American Heart Association award for saving the life of his manager who was having a heart attack.

Alexander Maillet, 17, is a senior at the Robert J. Lister Academy, where he said he learned CPR from teacher Gail Klanchesser.

On April 5th Maillet was working at his job at the Dollar Tree in Portsmouth, where he has been employed since August as a cashier, stocking shelves and general retail duties.

When his boss collapsed, in what appeared to be a heart attack, Maillet took action.

His quick thinking is credited with saving his boss’ life.

Maillet said he started doing CPR and he called 911 dispatch.