"The canine, shortly into the pursuit ... (saw) that the dog tracked (Boots) down to the creek, and halfway into the creek was the actor standing in waist-deep water," Harkins said.
The cold water meant officers and firefighters had to work to get Boots out of the river.
"The air temperature was approximately 2 degrees, the water temperature was warmer. Due to that, the hypothermia took over, he wasn't able to make it to the other side," said Harkins. "He became scared and stopped, but didn't have the power to return to us neither."
Boots was treated at a hospital, arrested and taken to the Beaver County Jail. His girlfriend was transferred to Allegheny General Hospital with multiple broken bones and a concussion.