WINNIPEG, Canada - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been discharged from a hospital in Canada after being treated for dehydration, according to officials from The Carter Center.
The Carter Center said President Carter, who's in Winnipeg for a Habitat for Humanity project, was released from St. Boniface General Hospital Friday morning.
Following his hospital discharge, President Carter attended a morning devotional at 8 a.m., kicking off the last day of the annual "Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Canada."
A Habitat for Humanity volunteer told CBC News that he saw the 92-year-old collapse. President Carter was transported to the hospital for rehydration. A spokesman for Habitat for Humanity told multiple media outlets that President Carter was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
The Carter Center released the following statement Friday morning:
President Carter became dehydrated the morning of Thursday, July 13, during the build. As a precaution, he was transported to St. Boniface General Hospital for rehydration.
He and Mrs. Carter extend their appreciation for the many well-wishes he received worldwide.
President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity.
Every year since 1984, former U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter has donated one week of his time, and his building skills, to Habitat for Humanity.
Each year, he and his wife Rosalynn lead a major volunteer building event that attracts thousands of volunteers. Usually, the event takes place in the USA one year and overseas the next.