'Big Dave' of Big Dave's Bait & Tackle in Murrells Inlet dies

(Photo from Google Earth)

David Altman, known to many as "Big Dave," died on Thursday, according to a posting on the Big Dave's Bait & Tackle Facebook page.

He "passed away suddenly and unexpectedly," the posting states.

The local fishing expert was known to many in the community and many of those people have started posting memories online.

"I’m sure Big Dave has already found a good fishing spot and is finally getting to spend some time fishing himself now," the posting ended.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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