Orion Township — A 56-year-old Sterling Heights man died Saturday morning after loading his boat into his trailer in northern Oakland County, police said.

At about 11:55 a.m. deputies from Oakland County, along with firefighters from Orion Township, arrived at the Lake Orion DNR access site, in the area of Indianwood and Lakeshore Drive.

They found a man lying face down, who was having trouble breathing.

A man who'd helped the victim load his boat onto his trailer saw the victim collapse after he left an outhouse, and called 911.

Medics ultimately were unable to resuscitate the victim. Police say there were no signs of trauma or foul play.

An autopsy is scheduled.

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