The defendant maintained an open storm drain twenty feet deep which was easily accessible by means of its sloping sides. Muddy water and debris in the bottom of the drain concealed a dangerous pool formed by caved-in banks constructing a dam and by water falling from a conduit gouging out a pit. A child of ten years, while playing in the drain, fell into the hole and was drowned. Held, since the pool had not been created by an act of the defendant, the case did not fall within the attractive nuisance doctrine which requires that there be an artificial contrivance constituting a trap for the child. Beeson v. City of Los Angeles (Cal. 1931) 300 Pac. 993.

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