FILE - In a Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity building site, in Memphis, Tenn. The global human rights group The Elders said in a statement Wednesday, May 25, 2016, that former President Carter is stepping away from his front-line role as a member of the organization. The Elders said that Carter will remain affiliated with the group as an honorary, or emeritus, Elder starting June 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Jimmy Carter, 92, treated for dehydration while at Winnipeg charity work site

WINNIPEG — Former United States president Jimmy Carter has been treated for dehydration while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg.

A spokesman for the home-building charity told reporters at the work site that Carter, 92, received medical attention as a precaution, but is fine.

“He has been taken off-site for observation. He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and to keep building,” Jonathan Reckford said Thursday.

Carter was in Edmonton earlier this week helping the charity with a project there.

He has long been active with the non-profit group, which builds affordable housing for low-income earners.

Carter served as U.S. president from 1977 to 1981.

He was diagnosed with melanoma in 2015 and was treated with an immunotherapy drug.

He said months later medical scans no longer showed any cancer.


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