FAIRFIELD - Firefighters rescued a woman from the Long Island Sound off Fairfield Thursday afternoon.

Police say the 60-year-old woman walked into the water around 1:30 p.m., and people on the beach lost sight of her. Witnesses told police that the woman was floating on her stomach seconds later.

Firefighters grabbed the woman, pulled her to shore and performed CPR.

News 12 is told the woman is in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital.