Retired Astronaut Killed in Jet Ski Crash

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 2:14 PM EDT

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Captain Alan Poindexter.

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 2:14 PM EDT

A tragic accident in Florida involving a retired astronaut.

According to the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, 51-year-old retired astronaut Alan Poindexter died Sunday after a jet ski accident at Pensacola Beach.

Poindexter and his son were riding on one jet ski when another jet ski driven by another of Poindexter's sons reportedly crashed into them, according the the News Journal report.

Read the Pensacola News Journal report HERE.