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Jimmy Carter collapses at Canadian charity project

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)

Reports from Winnipeg, Canada state former President Jimmy Carter collapsed at a Habitat for Humanity build Thursday morning.

According to CBC reporters attending the charity event, he was taken from the site after he experienced dehydration.

Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford released a statement confirming the incident, "President Carter told us he is okay and is being taken offsite for observation."

"He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building."

The 92-year-old former president asked other volunteers to continue with the project.


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