TV’s ‘Cake Boss’ helped from fogged-in boat in NYC

FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro arrives at Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. The New York City Fire Department came to the aid of Valastro and his family on Friday, July 11, 2014, when his 36 foot boat got lost in the fog off New York’s Staten Island. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro arrives at Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. The New York City Fire Department came to the aid of Valastro and his family on Friday, July 11, 2014, when his 36 foot boat got lost in the fog off New York’s Staten Island. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Reality TV’s “Cake Boss” has a new perspective on the ingredients for a successful boat trip after he and his family got stuck in the fog in New York Harbor.

Buddy Valastro tweeted his thanks to the city’s police and fire departments after the mishap Friday night. And, he added, next time his family takes the boat out at night, they “need to check the forecast.”

The fire department said authorities were called to help people get off a boat stranded near Staten Island around 9:30 p.m.

Firefighter Chris Tucker tells the Daily News he and firefighter Paul Patras used a thermal-imaging camera to find the 36-foot boat and tow it to safety.

Valastro stars in TLC’s “Cake Boss.” He owns Carlo’s Bakery, which has four locations in New Jersey.

 

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