NAPASKIAK, Alaska—Authorities say a sled dog mauled to death a 3-year-old girl in the southwest Alaska village of Napaskiak (nuh-PASS’-key-ack).
Alaska State Troopers say Krystal Brink was playing outside Thursday night with other children and wandered into a dog yard when she was attacked by one of the dogs—even though the owner had the team tied up.
The girl and her family were visiting from Kasigluk (ka-SEE’-ga-luck).
Troopers say that in response to the mauling, a member of Brink’s family became upset and shot all seven dogs.
Brink’s body was sent to Anchorage for an autopsy.
Napaskiak is a community of nearly 430 people about 400 miles west of Anchorage.