Lance: "Hey Vic. Is Louise still in the hospital?"
Vic: "Yeah, but she'll be getting out soon."
Lance: "That's good. Look, we got a big deal coming down today and I'm gonna need you there."
Vic: "Wait a minute. Why are you asking about Louise?"
Lance: "Take it easy. It's just that...Umm...Martínez called and said that he's gonna pay her a visit and I don't think he means to take her some fruit...But look, the hospital's go security, so she'll be fine!"

Lance Vance tells Victor about Jerry Martínez's threatening phone call

Lost and Found is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by his brother Lance from his apartment in Ocean Beach, Vice City.


Vic drops by Lance's apartment. Lance informs him that his enemy, Jerry Martinez, is going to kidnap Louise again as soon as she gets out of the hospital. So, Vic drives to the hospital in Downtown and picks up Louise from the hospital. Vic asks her about wanting to do something fun, but he receives a message from Lance who says he's trapped in a burning building and wants Vic to bring a helicopter. Louise then informs Vic of a helicopter on the hospital's roof.

Vic and Louise take the Air Ambulance and Vic flies over to Ocean Beach where Lance is seen in a roof up in flames. Lance says that he has been attacked by Martinez's goons who took his money and wants to get them back as the Martinez goons are escaping in boats. Vic flies over the boats as Lance from the chopper fires and kills all the goons. Afterwards, he jumps on the boat with his money and leaves while Vic takes Louise back to her sister's apartment in Little Havana.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to the Downtown Hospital to pick up Louise
  • Take Louise to the helicopter
  • Go to Lance and see what trouble he is in
  • Land the helicopter on the rooftop before Lance is burned alive by the fire
  • Martinez' goons are fleeing in boats! Take Lance to kill them
  • Position the helicopter just above the Tropic boat
  • Take Louise home


The reward for this mission is $1,500. The mission In the Air Tonight is unlocked.

Post mission pager message

Phil Cassidy: Thanks for looking after Louise, man. I appreciate it. Any time I can help - just call...


  • Unlike most other missions which feature burning buildings, the building shows no visible signs of damage during or after the mission.
  • When Vic arrives at Louise's apartment, they appear to be talking loudly to each other despite often being sat next to each other in vehicles. A possible reason for this is that they were meant to still be using the helicopter in the beta version of the mission.
  • The "hold the helicopter steady to maintain balance" technique from "Taking the Fall" is used in this mission.

Video walkthrough

PS2 Version
GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 53 - Lost and Found

GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 53 - Lost and Found