Australia-based photographer Keith Loutit is spending a year shrinking Sydney, taking video around the city using a shooting technique that makes everything look miniature — and an apparent near-drowning seem fun to watch.

"Bathtub IV," above, depicts an operation by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Loutit filmed both patrols and training exercises; we're guessing this is one of the latter. Either way, the combination of clean beaches and highly skilled first responders only adds to the appeal of Wee Sydney as a vacation destination.

(And don't even get us start on the figurine beach babes. Their skin is like porcelain!)

[via Patrick LaForge]