winnipeg - US President Jimmy Carter was taken to a Canadian hospital on Thursday with dehydration symptoms. One witness said to the Canadian CBC News that 92-year-old Carter collapsed after working for about an hour in the sun.
The former president reportedly said he had seen wood in Winnipeg. He assisted in building a property for the organization Habitat for Humanity. Guards carter carried Carter to a vehicle. Shortly afterwards, the fire department and an ambulance arrived.
Habitat for Humanity stressed that Carter was taken out of precaution. The prominent volunteer would assure the organization that he feels good. 'He encourages everyone to drink enough and continue building,' said Jonathan Reckford, director of the nonprofit organization.
Carter was president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.