Saturday 24 February 2018

Jimmy Carter taken to hospital 'as a precaution'

Former President Jimmy Carter helps build homes for Habitat for Humanity. (AP)
Former President Jimmy Carter helps build homes for Habitat for Humanity. (AP)

Former US President Jimmy Carter has been taken to a hospital "as a precaution" after becoming dehydrated at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Canada, a spokeswoman says.

Deanna Congileo said the 92-year-old was taken to St Boniface General Hospital for rehydration.

Ms Congileo said Mr Carter's wife, Rosalynn Carter, is with him.

The Carters were at a building site in Winnipeg on Thursday when he became ill.

The couple are in the middle of a multi-day project building houses in various Canadian cities.

It is the 34th time they have volunteered on projects for the Atlanta-based charity.

AP

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