Bellaire, MI – Authorities confirmed a man found dead in his ice fishing shanty died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Lawrence Conrady Jr., 26, of the Alden area was found dead on Torch Lake last Sunday. An autopsy confirmed he died of carbon monoxide poisoning, a statement from the Antrim County Sheriff’s Department said.

Officials advised that use of propane for light or heat in a fishing shanty, deer blind or other small area should always be adequately ventilated.