By Sheila Stogsdill

news@joplinglobe.com

LANGLEY, Okla. - The body of a Georgia man who had been missing more than two weeks after a boating accident on Grand Lake was recovered Monday, said Justin Alberty, Grand River Dam Authority spokesman.

Murray McGarvey, 35, had been missing since July 30, when he was knocked into the lake when another watercraft struck a 27-foot Formula boat in which he was sitting. McGarvey's body was found near the Drowning Creek arm of the lake, floating in about 80 feet of water.

John Special, of Stillwater, was the driving the second watercraft, Alberty said.

The driver of the Formula, Jason Bandy, of Tulsa, was hospitalized and released. Two other passengers were not injured.

In an unrelated accident, three people were treated and released after a boating accident Saturday near the Woodland Shores area of the lake.

Alberty said the names and medical conditions have not been released.

The three were passengers in a boat driven by Harold Chandler, of Fairland. One passenger, a woman, suffered injuries when she was thrown from the boat. The other passengers remained in the boat but were injured by the impact. Chandler did not require medical attention, Alberty said.

The boat was traveling at a high rate of speed, hit a large wave, went airborne and crashed, Alberty said.

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