Butch Arbin celebrates 50 years with Ocean City Beach Patrol

Ocean City paid tribute Sunday to a man who has been working to keep the beach safe for swimmers for a half century. Ocean City Beach Patrol Capt. Butch Arbin has been patrolling the beach since the Watergate scandal broke and since the first scientific pocket calculator was introduced, officials said at a gathering Sunday. To mark the occasion, Arbin climbed atop a circa 1973 lifeguard stand to wave his flags.