Jimmy Carter taken for observation after suffering from dehydration

Jimmy Carter taken for observation after suffering from dehydration

Jimmy Carter taken for observation after suffering from dehydration

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter became dehydrated Thursday morning and was taken to St. Boniface Hospital, according to Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford. Reportedly, one camera on site captured Carter saying "I'm tired", but he continued to work up until his collapse around 9:30 local time.

The Carters have made Habitat for Humanity a centerpiece of their post-White House charitable endeavors.

President Carter collapsed after becoming dehydrated.

LA Could Earn Hundreds of Millions Hosting the 2024 or 2028 Olympics
Paris is seen as the favourite to land the 2024 Olympics, with Los Angeles having hinted it would accept 2028. Los Angeles hosting the Games will provide a massive stimulus in future negotiations with American companies.

The former president was taken off site, but there is no word on whether he required medical treatment. Any further updates will come from The Carter Center. The couple, married more than seventy years, was planning to help with the Winnipeg build on Thursday and Friday. The Elders said that Carter will remain affiliated with the group as an honorary, or emeritus, Elder starting June 1. But by December of that year Carter told his church that his latest brain scan showed no sign of the disease.

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

Carter and the former first lady are in Winnipeg, where the weather is sunny and in the high 60s, working on their annual Habitat for Humanity "Carter Work Project".

Related news