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The Latest: Jimmy Carter taken to hospital ‘as a precaution’

July 13, 2017
FILE - In this 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. Carter has been treated for dehydration while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE - In this 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. Carter has been treated for dehydration while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (all times local):

1:20 p.m.

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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12:53 p.m.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration in Canada, where he’s helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity said in a statement that the 92-year-old Carter was “dehydrated working in the hot sun” at a build site in Winnipeg on Thursday. Carter told Habitat officials he is OK, and encouraged volunteers to keep building.

Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are in the middle of a weeklong project building houses in various Canadian cities.

News outlets report that firefighters and paramedics arrived at the build site. CBC News reports that Carter was taken to a hospital.

This week’s build is the 34th time the Carters have volunteered to build houses for the Atlanta-based charity.

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