OCBP Profile: Matt Betson Appreciates Watching Out for Families
Meet your Ocean City Beach Patrol members in this Wednesday feature.
STAND: Working his fifth year at Ninth Street
HOMETOWN: Ocean City
OCEAN CITY BEACH PATROL: Seventh year
OFF-SEASON: Will start as a teacher's aide at Middle Township Elementary No. 2 after Labor Day
WHY DO YOU LIKE THE JOB? “I love watching people take time out of their schedules to spend it with their families. You have to appreciate and respect that.”
MOST MEMORABLE RESCUE: “Last year a lady got a broken neck (bodysurfing) in the ocean, and she still can walk. I ran down to Eighth Street to take care of it.”
SOMETHING A BEACHGOER MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOU: Majored in history and Mandarin Chinese at the University of Florida, from which he recently graduated; went to China two times.
DUMBEST QUESTION ASKED WHILE ON THE STAND: “Why do they have sand on the beach? Why don't they have concrete?”
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN SITCOM ABOUT YOU AND OCBP? Kevin Bacon