Marc Buckner's dogs died in 'freak accident' says eyewitness - 'They were crying terribly'

Marc Buckner on 'The Bachelor SA' finale. (Photo: M-Net)
Marc Buckner on 'The Bachelor SA' finale. (Photo: M-Net)
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  • Marc Buckner and Marisia van Wyk's dogs died on Sunday after reportedly being struck by a car.
  • An eyewitness told Huisgenoot that the ordeal was "very bad," saying it was most likely a "freak accident."  
  • "They were both in a terrible, terrible state. It was not an easy thing. They were crying terribly," he said.


Marc Buckner's dog Luna, and the dog he adopted with girlfriend Marisia van Wyk, Si, died after reportedly being struck by a car in Sea Point, Cape Town on Sunday. 

Marc adopted Luna his "furry child" eight months before appearing on The Bachelor SA. She does everything with me; goes everywhere with me," Marc previously told Channel24.

Marc gave Marisia his final rose during the season finale and shortly after going public with their relationship adopted a second dog together, Siobhan, who they nicknamed Si.

An eyewitness told Huisgenoot that the ordeal was "very bad," saying it was most likely a "freak accident."  

JC Hancke, who is also a Sea Point resident, explained that he came across the accident scene on his way home. He initially witnessed one dog behind the motor vehicle with a woman, and another dog laying in front of the vehicle.

JC offered to rush Marc and Marisia, who he did not initially recognise, and the dogs to a nearby veterinarian in his car. "They were both in a terrible, terrible state. It was not an easy thing. They were crying terribly," he said.

When they arrived at the veterinary clinic, it was closed. After calling the emergency number, they were referred somewhere else.

Both dogs died before they could reach the second clinic.

The incident reportedly took place close to a large patch of grass near the promenade where residents often take their pets for walks. 

The reality TV show couple are struggling to come to terms with what happened and aren't giving any official comment at this time.

Compiled by Graye Morkel

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