My conscience tells me your right. Let's go to the vet and make sure everything's alright!
Richard, honey! I think your turtle is sick! It hasn't eaten or moved all day!
At the Vet:
I think I have identified the problem here! The turtle has extreme hydrophobia and is very dehydrated. I suggest you taking him to a reptile specialist. This is very common for terrestrial creatures, so there is no need to freak out.
Thank you doc! I'm very conscientious so we will rush to the reptile specialist immediately!
As Richard and his mother headed to the reptile specialist the roads seemed slippery. Little did they know that an aquifer with lots of ground water had burst and flooded the road.