Jimmy Carter discharged from hospital after receiving dehydration treatment

July 14 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged on Friday from a hospital in Canada where he received treatment after becoming dehydrated while working at a charity house-building project, the Carter Center said.

Carter, 92, became unsteady while attending an event on Thursday morning at the site of a building project for Habitat for Humanity, a charitable organization that promotes affordable home ownership, eyewitnesses said.

He had experienced dehydration and was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital for treatment as a precaution, according to a statement from the Carter Center, which is based in Atlanta.

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About 300 volunteers, including former President Jimmy Carter, and wife, Rosalynn, worked on houses in Baltimore, Maryland and Annapolis on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, as part of a weeklong nationwide project with Habitat for Humanity. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
Former President Jimmy Carter waves to onlookers as he and wife, Rosalynn, worked with other volunteers for Habitat for Humanity in Baltimore, Maryland, Tuesday, October 5, 2010. About 300 volunteers worked on houses in Baltimore and Annapolis as part of a weeklong nationwide project. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
About 300 volunteers, including former President Jimmy Carter, and wife, Rosalynn, worked on houses in Baltimore, Maryland and Annapolis on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, as part of a weeklong nationwide project with Habitat for Humanity. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
About 300 volunteers, including former President Jimmy Carter, and wife, Rosalynn, worked on houses in Baltimore, Maryland and Annapolis on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, as part of a weeklong nationwide project with Habitat for Humanity. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
Former US president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter take part in a Habitat for Humanity project October 4, 2010 in the Ivy City neighbourhood of Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC-OCTOBER 04: Former President Jimmy Carter and jis wife Rosalynn join city and state officials, Habitat for Humanity leadership and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Washington, D.C. on October 4, 2010. A total of 86 homes will be built, rehabilitated or repaired in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland, Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota and Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Marvin Joseph /The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 09: Former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, work on building a home during Habitat for Humanity's Carter Work Project event in the Globeville Neighborhood in Denver, October 09, 2013. Since 1984 the former president and his wife have dedicated a week of their time to help build Habitat homes. (Photo By RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 09: Former president Jimmy Carter, bottom right, joins others working on building a home during Habitat for Humanity's Carter Work Project event in the Globeville Neighborhood in Denver, October 09, 2013. Since 1984 the former president and his wife have dedicated a week of their time to help build Habitat homes. (Photo By RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 04: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter listens during the kick-off of an all-week construction project to mark the World Habitat Day and the annual Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project October 4, 2010 in the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington, DC. Carter was recently released from an Ohio hospital after being treated for a viral infection. Under the project a total of 86 homes will be built, rehabilitated or repaired in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; and Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 09: Former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, work on building a home during Habitat for Humanity's Carter Work Project event in the Globeville Neighborhood in Denver, October 09, 2013. Since 1984 the former president and his wife have dedicated a week of their time to help build Habitat homes. (Photo By RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Former US president Jimmy Carter (R) waves as Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An (L) smiles during a ceremony to inaugurate a new housing project in Oudong, Kandal province, some 50 kilometers north of Phnom Penh on November 21, 2009. The volunteers for Habitat for Humanity will build or repair 166 homes in Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam during a November 15-20 tour, the Atlanta-based Christian group said. AFP PHOTO/TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US president Jimmy Carter (L) waves with his wife Rosalynn (R) during a ceremony to inaugurate a new housing project in Oudong, Kandal province, some 50 kilometers north of Phnom Penh on November 21, 2009. The volunteers for Habitat for Humanity will build or repair 166 homes in Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam during a November 15-20 tour, the Atlanta-based Christian group said. AFP PHOTO/TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)
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The former president returned to the Habitat for Humanity building site in Winnipeg on Friday morning to attend an event to kick off the last day of the project, the Carter Center said.

A Democrat who served in the White House from January 1977 to January 1981, Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work. (Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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