TWO West Fife men who ignored the danger of coronavirus to try to save the life of a woman who collapsed on a path near Braefoot Brae are to receive Royal Humane Society awards.

Daniel Jennings, from Aberdour, and Andrew McCombie, from Dalgety Bay, discovered she was not breathing and took turns to administer CPR until the emergency services arrived to take her to hospital.

Daniel was out running when he spotted the woman on the path, east of Dalgety Bay, and, after realising she wasn't breathing, called 999 and started CPR.

Andrew, who had been out walking on the path, joined him and they took turns to try to save her life.

Sadly the woman died but the emergency service workers praised both men for putting the COVID-19 dangers to the back of their minds and fighting to save her.

And they will now receive Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificates for their actions.

Andrew Chapman, secretary of the Royal Humane Society, said: "They did all that anyone could have done.

"Sadly, the woman died in hospital the next day but they ensured that she was in the best possible condition for survival when she was handed over to the professionals.

“In doing so, they ignored the risk of exposing themselves to the virus.

"Their actions were truly selfless and their only thought was to try and save the woman’s life. They richly deserve the awards they are to receive.”

Mr Chapman added: “We are always anxious to receive nominations from anyone who knows someone who has saved a life and who they believe merits an award from us.

"We suspect quite a few people responsible for acts of bravery and lifesaving don’t always get put forward for our awards and as a result don’t get the public recognition they deserve.

“If any readers know of anyone they think should receive an award they can submit a nomination using the form found on the Royal Humane Society’s website.”