Jimmy Carter, 92, collapses at Habitat for Humanity building site in Winnipeg

Jimmy Carter, 92, collapses at Habitat for Humanity building site in Winnipeg
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter at the Habitat site in WInnipeg. (Image: Screen grab of Atlanta Journal-Constitution video, YouTube)

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter received medical attention for dehydration while in Winnipeg on Thursday, where he is helping build a Habitat for Humanity home.

The statement from the organization said that Carter was being rehydrated in hospital, and his wife was with him.

A Habitat volunteer told CBC News he saw Carter, 92, collapse after he’d been working in the sun for about an hour, using a handsaw to cut wood for a staircase.

Carter’s bodyguards rushed over and carried him to a nearby vehicle. Shortly afterwards, firefighters and paramedics were seen scrambling, and an ambulance arrived.

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