A pair of Fife men ignored the danger of coronavirus and fought to save the life of a woman they found collapsed and not breathing on a popular walkway.
The woman was discovered lying by the bridal path in the Braefoot Bay area at Aberdour by Daniel Jennings, who is from the area and was out on a run.
Realising she was not breathing, he called the emergency services and began administering cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
He was joined by Andrew Craig McCombie from Dalgety Bay, who had been walking along the path, and they took turns to administer CPR until the emergency services arrived to take the woman to hospital.
Sadly, she died in hospital the following day, 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.
Daniel and Andrew received top national life-saving honours – Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificates. Chief Superintendent Derek McEwan, Police Scotland’s divisional commander for Fife, presented them with their certificates at a ceremony in Glenrothes.
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.”