Who is Emma Afra and Viviane Brahms? Wiki, Biography, Age, Death Cause, Investigation Report

Emma Afra and Viviane Brahms Wiki – Biography

Emma Afra and Viviane Brahms have been identified as the two women who drowned in a tragic accident off Fisher Island, Florida. The two women were sitting in a Mercedes-Benz on a ferry traveling from Fisher Island to the mainland when the car rolled off the ferry and sank. The car with the two women’s bodies was recovered later the same day.

Emma Afra and Viviane Brahms Age

Emma Afra was a 63-year-old resident of Fisher Island and the driver of the vehicle at the time of the incident. According to the Miami Herald, Viviane Brahms was the passenger of the vehicle, a 75-year-old woman from Harrison, New York.

Death Cause

Emma Afra and Viviane Brahms have been identified as the two women who drowned in a tragic accident off Fisher Island, Florida. The two women were sitting in a Mercedes-Benz on a ferry traveling from Fisher Island to the mainland when the car rolled off the ferry and sank. The car with the two women’s bodies was recovered later the same day.

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Emma Afra was involved in Kristi House, an organization “dedicated to eradicating child abuse and child sex trafficking,” according to its website. She chaired events for them and fundraisers, including a dinner in 2012 which raised a record $500,000 for the organization. Emma graduated from the University of Miami in 1985 and became involved with Kristi House in 2002. The Miami Herald reported that Emma was married to Siavash “Sia” Afra, who died several years prior.

Both women were close friends, photographed together at different events, including in 2019 Glenn Ligon’s art lecture at Miami Design District and in 2017 at a gallery reception.

According to the New York Post, Viviane Brahms lived in New York in a $1.8 million Harrison mansion. When they knocked on the door, the woman who answered the door did not give her name but said “It’s a terrible tragedy, she was an amazing woman.”

Investigation Report

The ferry ride between the island and the mainland is only 7 minutes long according to the Fisher Island Club website. Fisher Island is a private island full of “exceptional luxury and pleasures,” according to its website.

The accident has been described as a freak accident. NBC News reported that Roberto Sosa, the president and CEO of the Fisher Island Community Association, issued a statement saying “It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the tragic loss of life of Emma Afra and Vivian Brahms who perished on Tuesday, Feb. 18, when the car they were riding on the ferry ended up in the water for reasons still to be determined.”

He continued, “The entire Fisher Island community mourns their loss and our hearts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones at this very difficult time.”

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