Jimmy Carter collapsed at Habitat Build

Frederick Owens
July 13, 2017

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter collapsed at a Habitat for Humanity build in Canada Thursday.

He was experiencing dehydration at a construction site and was taken to St. Boniface Hospital as a precaution.

The 92-year-old has been in Canada for the last few days to help with a Habitat for Humanity project.

Carter served as US president from 1977 to 1981.

"He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building", a spokesperson told media.

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Reckford said any further information on Carter's condition will have to come from the Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization founded by the ex-president.

Global News will also be featuring a live stream of the work site from 10 a.m. until the end of the work day at the job site Thursday and Friday.

Carter's many years of working with the charity is well-known.

"I went to their (doctors) office this week and they didn't find any cancer at all", Carter said.

The former president and his wife, Rosalynn, are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity.

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