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Jimmy Carter hospitalized for dehydration in Canada

Former President Jimmy Carter, 92, has been hospitalized "as a precaution" for dehydration after he was building homes with Habitat for Humanity in Canada. (Getty Images)

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was reportedly sent to a hospital while building houses for Habitat for Humanity in Canada, according to ABC News.

Carter, 92, was reportedly working at a build site in Winnipeg, Manitoba, when Carter became "dehydrated working in the hot sun," Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford said, ABC reported.

The former president was taken to the hospital "as a precaution," according to Fox News, and was accompanied by his wife Rosalyn. Officials say Carter is in good health.

"President Carter told us he is OK and is being taken offsite for observation," Reckford said. "He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building."

Carter and his wife were in the middle of a week-long project, helping to build homes in various Canadian cities. This is the 34th time the Carters have volunteered to help build homes alongside the Atlanta-based Habitat for Humanity,

In 2016, Carter was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain. In May, he announced that treatment for the cancer was no longer needed but would resume treatment if it became necessary.

Carter was recently in the news for appearing on a Delta Air Lines flight out of Atlanta in June, where he shook hands with every passenger.

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