Jimmy Carter taken to hospital ‘as a precaution’

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter sits on the Atlanta Falcons bench before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Diego Chargers, in Atlanta. SolAmerica Energy, an Atlanta solar company, plans to announce completion of a project in Carter's hometown in the southwest Georgia city of Plains. SolAmerica Energy officials said the project was built on 10 acres of farmland that Carter owns and leased to the company. Carter is set to attend an event on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, marking the project's completion. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA (AP) – A spokeswoman for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he was taken to a hospital “as a precaution” after becoming dehydrated at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Canada.

Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says the 92-year-old Carter was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital for rehydration. Congileo says Carter’s wife, Rosalynn Carter, is with him.

The Carters were at a build site in Winnipeg on Thursday when he became ill. The couple are in the middle of a multiday project building houses in various Canadian cities. It’s the 34th time they have volunteered on projects for the Atlanta-based charity.

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