A suspect who tried to hide in the river during a manhunt Friday northwest of Shawnee ended up in the hospital for treatment of hypothermia, deputies said.

A suspect who tried to hide in the river during a manhunt Friday northwest of Shawnee ended up in the hospital for treatment of hypothermia, deputies said.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said deputies apprehended Christopher L. Goodman, 30, from the cold water and he was transported to the hospital with symptoms of hypothermia.

The manhunt began just before noon in an area near Brangus Road and Westech Road.

Deputies responded after a concerned citizen observed a vehicle stuck in the area and a white male attempted to flag the citizen down.

Once on scene, deputies discovered the vehicle be high centered on the river and the occupant ran northbound along the river.

Palmer said the vehicle was reported stolen from Oklahoma City. A manhunt commenced, with nearby North Rock Creek School also notified of the situation.

Palmer, who said deputies also used a drone in the search, said Goodman was wearing a camouflage jacket and apparently tried to hide in the river.

“He had a camo hood on and it was wrapped around his face,” Palmer said, but deputies spotted him moving on the back side of a brush pile.

Once deputies noticed him around that brush pile, they talked to him about 45 minutes trying to get him to surrender.

Goodman allegedly responded with expletives to deputies and refused to surrender, Palmer said, then told deputies to come into the water to get him.

Palmer, who said the water was about three feet deep there and deeper in other areas, said they contacted the Shawnee Fire Department, with crews responding with the department's swift water rescue boat.

Two deputies joined firefighters in that boat, which approached the brush pile, resulting in deputies taking Goodman into custody.

Goodman, who had been in the water about two hours, was transported to the hospital for treatment of hypothermia.

Once he is able to be released from the hospital, Goodman will be booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a complaint of possession of a stolen vehicle; formal charges have not been filed.

According to the Department of Corrections, Goodman is currently on a one-year probation for felonies of possession of controlled substance and forgery.

DOC records show Goodman has numerous prior Pottawatomie County felony convictions dating back to 2010, and he was most recently incarcerated on drug and forgery charges and was released on Nov. 6, DOC records show.

Assisting deputies at the manhunt scene was Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Shawnee Fire Department and REACT EMS.