Habitat for Humanity said former President Jimmy Carter was doing 'ok' in hospital after collapsing with dehydration in Winnipeg, Canada. Colette Luke reports.
It was shortly after his arrival at a Habitat for Humanity house-building project in Winnipeg, Canada. that former president Jimmy Carter fell ill. Habitat for Humanity's Jonathan Reckford says Carter was affected by the summer heat. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JONATHAN RECKFORD, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL, SAYING: "President Carter was dehydrated working in the hot sun. President Carter told us he's ok and is being taken offsite for observation. He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and to keep building." According to eyewitnesses, the 92-year-old became unsteady at a construction site and slumped over to a chair after working on a home for more than an hour. He was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital for treatment. His wife, Rosalynn, was with him throughout... The peanut farmer from Georgia has lived longer after his term in office than any other president in U.S. history....and is still extremely active with Habitat for humanity.