Girl, 3, mauled to death by sled dog in Alaska village; family member shoots entire dog team

NAPASKIAK, Alaska (AP) — 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.