Jimmy Carter released from Winnipeg hospital, back at charity site

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter helps build homes for Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stacia Franz, Manitoba Government)

By The Associated Press, July 14, 2017 

ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is out of the hospital after being treated for dehydration in Canada, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Representatives for Carter and Habitat for Humanity said on Thursday that the 92-year-old became dehydrated while volunteering at a home-building project in Winnipeg and was taken to the hospital for rehydration as a precaution.

Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says he was discharged from St. Boniface General Hospital on Friday morning and then attended a devotional to begin the last day of a Habitat for Humanity home-building project.

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