Former president passes out from dehydration, hospitalized


Former President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration Thursday, after he collapsed while working on houses as part of a volunteering excursion in Canada.

Working in tandem with Habitat for Humanity, the 92-year-old Carter was building houses at a site in Winnipeg when the blaring hot sun got to him.

Firefighters and paramedics soon arrived at the site and took Carter to a local hospital, local news outlets reported.

The Atlanta based charity said in a statement Carter would be just fine and that he was “dehydrated working in the hot sun.”

Carter and his wife Rosalynn will spend the rest of the week building houses in Canadian cities with Habitat for Humanity, marking the 34th time the couple has worked with the charity.

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